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At the intersection of art and environmental activism: Maya Lin’s Confluence Project comes to Maxey Museum

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

At six sites stand markers for historical points of settler colonial and Indigenous interaction. In dialogue with the commemorations of Lewis and Clark’s expedition is the Confluence Project, a series...

Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter October 1, 2018

In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers...

A Proper Monument a joint faculty and student curated exhibit in Maxey Museum, adds to the discourse surrounding the defacement of the Whitmans monuments. It featured the restored Narcissa Whitman portrait, here hung upside down with an accompanying definition of vandalism.

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The...

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“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter September 28, 2017

The new exhibit in the Maxey Museum, “Celilo: Progress Versus Protest,” shines light on marginalized voices of American history. Curated by the staff at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton,...

Artifacts fly under campus radar

Hannah Bartman October 25, 2012

Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see. Between the Penrose Library archives,...

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

Maxey Museum to return Native American remains

Emily Lin-Jones April 5, 2012

Any place as old as Whitman's Maxey Museum is bound to have a few skeletons in the closet. The Museum's proprietors brought some of them to light last month when they discovered a box containing...

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